King Crimson Tour Would Be ‘Big Ask’, Says Robert Fripp


King Crimson founder Robert Fripp said another tour would be a “big ask” and discussed the factors against the possibility.

While he didn’t completely rule out the idea, he expressed doubts due to age and the “logistically terrifying” experience of their road trips in 2021.

“No plan at all,” said Fripp rolling stone in a new interview. “I think you have to see the reality of the age of the people involved. Two of us are 76, and soon three will be. So going out for eight weeks to do three hour and 20 minute performances is a very big ask. It takes me six months to prepare myself as a player. The King Crimson guitar parts are for me the Olympics of the guitar. And being invited to do sporting exploits that I did 40 or 50 years ago is also a big request.

He revealed that due to the effects of the pandemic on touring, the band had to pay an advance of $2 million to cover their expenses before traveling to the United States “If we had lost dates due to COVID , the King Crimson partnership would have been bankrupted”. he said. “It was so on the edge.”

When asked what it would take to convince him, Fripp replied: “If I was sure that the King Crimson tour was the only way to prevent World War III, I would make phone calls. ” When told he had set a “high bar,” he replied, “There are commentators… who say the bar is getting closer.

Fripp and his manager David Singleton will undertake a oral visit from the United States later this year, and Fripp will also join his wife, Toyah Willcox, for a UK concert tour. He also plans to release the band’s documentary At the Court of the Crimson King.

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